BSS-46 Journalist Hasan Shahriar laid to rest





Journalist Hasan Shahriar laid to rest

DHAKA, April 10, 2021 (BSS) – Veteran journalist Hasan Shahriar was laid to eternal rest at Rayer Bazar graveyard here tonight following two namaz-e-janazas.

The first Namaz-e-Janaza of Hasan Shahriar, former president of Jatiya Press Club and former executive editor of daily Ittefaq, was held at the Jatiya Press Club while the second janaza was held at his own residence in city’s Segunbagicha area today.

He died at a hospital in the city today at the age of 76.

Shahriar, also a two-term president of Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA), was admitted to the hospital at around 1.30am on Friday with symptoms of coronavirus.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate condolence messages, have expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Hasan Shahriar.

They also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

In separate condolence messages, the cabinet members such as Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Posts and Telecommunication Minister Mostafa Jabbar, Minister of Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman and State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hassan also condoled the death of Hasan Shahriar.

Chairman of the board of directors of national news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, BSS Managing Director and Chief Editor Abul Kalam Azad, National Press Club President Farida Yasmin , its general secretary Ilias Khan, President of Dhaka Union of Journalists Quddus Afrad , Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) president Molla Jalal and Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU)President Mursalin Nomani, among others, also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the veteran journalist.